Erosion and Sediment Control
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Friday, November 17, 2023
9:00 am – 4:30 pm CST
Presented by: Brad Flack
Erosion and Sediment Control Requirements and Practices
- Understanding erosion/sedimentation processes
- Impact of construction and development
- Environmental Protection Agency regulations
- State regulatory requirements
- Standards and specifications
- Permitting, approval and enforcement
Preparing Erosion and Sediment Control Plans
- Identifying practices that minimize site disturbance
- Working to preserve native vegetation
- Selecting appropriate practices for disturbed areas on the construction site
- Developing a cohesive plan
- Reviewing a sample plan
Exploring Site Preparation Best Practices
- Preserving undisturbed areas
- Controlling traffic and material storage
- Considering the impact of the construction schedule
- Dust control
Exploring Techniques for Surface Stabilization
- Sodding and ground cover
- Vegetation, mulching, riprap
- Erosion control products
Controlling Stormwater Runoff
- Temporary control
- Permanent control
- Channels, detention and retention structures
- Inlet and outlet protection
Evaluating Structural Erosion and Sediment Control Practices
- Earthen dikes
- Drainage swales
- Pipe drains
- Subsurface drains
- Silt fences
- Check dams
- Temporary and permanent stream crossings
- Streambank stabilization
- Buffer zones
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6.5 HSW CE Hours
6.5 AIA LU|HSW
6.5 HSW CE Hours
6.5 LA CES HSW PDHs
International Code Council:
.65 CEUs (Sitework)
6.5 ASFPM CECs
Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.5 PDHs for professional engineers, 6.5 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects, and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours for landscape architects in all states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.
HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.
The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 HSW LUs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.
The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES.
The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Sitework (Preferred Provider No. 1232).
This Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this course for 6.5 CECs for floodplain managers.
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On Demand Credits
The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format may not be eligible for the same credits as the live presentation; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate. The following pre-approvals may be available for the on-demand format upon request:
6.5 HSW LUs (AIA)
6.5 HSW PDHs (LA CES)
6.5 ASFPM CECs
Brad Flack, CPESC, CESSWI, QSM, QCIS, QPSWPPPPresident & CEO, Integrity Stormwater in Spring, TX
Mr. Flack has earned his designations, among select thousands in the world, as a Certified Professional in Erosion & Sediment Controls (CPESC) as well as his designation as a Certified Erosion, Sediment and Storm Water Inspector (CESSWI), lending his experience and training to his customers to consult them in all their stormwater needs. He has also earned his status as a Qualified Compliance Inspector of Stormwater (QCIS) and as a Qualified Preparer of Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (QPSWPPP. He also earned the Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL), which is a 17.5-hour certificate program as required by Washington State for all construction stormwater management. He is a subject matter expert and lead instructor for StormwaterONE, which has established itself as the leader in stormwater management training and credentialing, the school’s mission is to provide their students with the most comprehensive and up to date training of individual stormwater permits, online or in-person.
Brad has been invited to speak in-person on storm water and erosion control issues in many locations, including California, Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana, Wyoming, Oregon, Colorado, Ohio and New Mexico, as well as internationally in Antigua, Guatemala, and in San Jose, Costa Rica. Furthermore, he has provided virtual online training for wide variety organizations across the country, including the Army Corps of Engineers, Maryland Stadium Authority, and more.
Additionally, he served as president and administrative vice president for the South-Central Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association. Furthermore, he directed the IECA Region 1 Education Committee: Stormwater Management Track as co-chair, which encompasses North America, South America and Europe. Brad also sat as the Region 6 Chapter President for EnviroCert International (ECI) and was a member of the Policies and Procedures Committee for ECI. He has served as the Region 7 representative for the CPESC, Inc., group as well as the technical vice-chair for the Council. He has been an IECA Mentor and served as a TCEQ EnviroMentor.
Brad has been involved with Stormwater Quality Management since 2004 where he learned about permitting, turf establishment, erosion control and detention pond maintenance and has continued to be a student of the industry throughout his career. His attention to detail and depth of knowledge about structural control devices, vegetative stabilization and best management practices are a valuable asset to his clients and students.
His wife is his high school sweetheart, and they have been married for over 20 years and have three sons. Brad has also actively served at his church and has ventured on over a dozen mission trips, from drilling for water in rural villages in Honduras to assisting in hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. Brad was the Director of Hands and Feet Honduras/Puerto Rico, a 501(c)3 organization for over eight years.
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Course Title: Erosion and Sediment Control
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This 6.5-hour course provides design professionals with various erosion prevention and sediment control techniques and strategies that minimize site disturbance, restore disturbed areas, stabilize the ground surface, control stormwater and sedimentation, and protect streams.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain the erosion/sedimentation processes and the impact of construction and development, as well as reference and comply with EPA regulations.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify construction practices that minimize site disturbance, preserve native vegetation, and restore previously disturbed areas on construction sites.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to preserve undisturbed areas, control traffic and material storage, and consider the impact of the construction schedule.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to adopt techniques for surface stabilization such as seeding, sodding, vegetation, mulching, and use of riprap and erosion control products.
Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to control stormwater and sedimentation through the use of silt fences, drainage swales, subsurface drains, berms, and check dams.
LUs: 6.5 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with site development and earthwork
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 08/18/2026
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